Mental Health Systems/TURN Expanding Services for Veterans in Cathedral City

Mental Health Systems/TURN is pleased to share the news that we have been chosen to be the provider of services for an upcoming project in Cathedral City that has been designed as a state-of-the-art residential facility.

Our country’s veterans have sacrificed so much for our nation, and MHS/TURN is doing all we can to support their needs. The project is proceeding according to plans and has broken ground, with an anticipated opening date of June 2022.

About 1 in 5 of the vets who served in either Iraq or Afghanistan suffer from either major depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, according to one study by the RAND Center for Military Health Policy Research. These issues can linger for many years, and without the proper supports in place they can lead to a downward spiral of hopelessness.

The veteran housing project in Cathedral City recently received $5.5 million Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention Program grant from the California Department of Housing and Community Development. The project includes 60 one and two-bedroom units and an approximate 3,000 square foot community center with outdoor recreation.

MHS/TURN has been expanding its outreach to veterans groups accordingly. Currently, services that are veteran-specific include: Courage to Call, a veteran-run peer-to-peer support programs, which offers no-cost services to active and former military members, their families and loved ones. A 24/7 helpline is also available for the military and veteran community to access resources and support. NUMBER HERE

In addition to Cathedral City, other partners helping to bring the project to life Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s office, which has provided a loan, as well as $1,500,000 in Neighborhood Stabilization Program Funds from Riverside County.

MHS/TURN is dedicated to helping our clients turn their lives in positive new directions. Learn more about MHS/TURN services for Veterans and Active Military Here: NUMBER HERE